Providence Adolescent Eating Disorders Treatment Program is designed to include parental involvement and to shorten the partial hospital treatment day. Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 work with one another, their family members and program staff to develop and practice coping skills while changing their eating behaviors.

Program and parental structure provides the starting point for recovery, but as patients successfully progress toward established treatment goals, they begin to practice symptom management more independently. As they progress, they attend fewer treatment days and resume regular school attendance.

Increased parental involvement in treatment is encouraged as a means to improve treatment outcomes; however, it is not dictated when it would pose hardship. The team works to meet patients and family members where they are and to help move them to the next stage in their recovery process. Each patient and family is given the knowledge and coping tools to create a foundation for sustainable recovery.